Undergraduate Computer Science
Information Technology careers are continuously rated by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as one of the fastest growing professions in the country, and a minor in Computer Science can help you be part of it.
This minor provides you with a “behind the scenes” exploration of the computing field. You will learn the core concepts of computer programming by learning how to program in different languages.
The Computing and Information Sciences Department at Edgewood College teaches practical industry skills along with valuable liberal arts skills that today’s employers are seeking. The result? A consistent 100% job placement rate.
- A dynamic learning environment
- A practical and applicable curriculum
- Small classes
- Accessible and knowledgeable professors
- Internships and connections with local employers
The Computer Science minor prepares you for employment in a wide range of positions, such as programming, networking support, and help desk.
Many of our students have jobs secured before they graduate. In a Spring 2015 survey of Edgewood College CIS alumni, 73% of graduates reported they already had full-time jobs before graduation; 88% found their first jobs within 6 months; 98% within a year. More than 60% of respondents reported current annual salaries of over $80,000 and more than 30% are over $100,000.
Often internships are the gateway to finding a full-time job. Our students have worked as interns at many local companies, including: TDS, Cuna Mutual, Epic, BeconHill Technologies, UW-Health, and many others.
Edgewood College’s liberal arts curriculum combined with the Business/CIS major provides me with hands-on experiences and endless opportunities; giving me a competitive edge in the job market and preparing me for an ever-changing technological world.Chris Handrick '12